Some ended the day broke, while others had money to spare.
Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently got a dose of what being an adult is like during Reality Town.
Reality Town allows students to see first-hand what it might cost to live after they graduate and are living on their own.
Students choose a career and are told how much money a person working that career might receive each month. They are then told how many children they have and must support.
Then, students use their monthly income to buy a home and vehicle, buy insurance and pay utility bills, buy food and clothing, pay for child care and medical visits, pay for entertainment, contribute to charities and their church and visit the “unexpected” booth.
They are also asked to consider what type of lifestyle they want to live and whether they can save money after all the bills are paid.
Representatives from various businesses in the community man booths at Reality Town to help students decide how to spend their money.
From left, CMS eighth-graders Arren Hash, Jastyn Shively and Jasmine Mitchell take their chances at the health booth.
CMS eighth-grader Alex Lofton considers a purchase.
CMS eighth-graders Devan Keith, at left, and Tierra Bridgewater consider getting a second job to make ends meet.
CMS eighth-graders, from left, Carsen Riley and Clark Kidwell consider a purchase.
CMS eighth-grader Jasmine Mitchell considers whether she can afford a cell phone.
CMS eighth-graders Noah Mardis, at left, and Raj Patel visit the health booth.
CMS eighth-grader Arren Hash, at right, and his classmates receive their checking account information, with a balance showing what they might make when they work in their chosen career.
CHS junior Austin Fitzgerald, at left, and sophomore Andrea Bryant helps CMS students purchase clothing.
From left, CMS eighth-graders Steven James, Reggie Thomas and Tyreece Washington receive their checking accounts, with a balance showing what they might make when they work in their chosen careers.
CMS eighth-graders receive their checking account information, with a balance showing what they might make when they work in their chosen careers.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Transportation Director David Petett helps a CMS student buy a car.
CMS instructional assistant Chop Bridgewater, at left, and Sharon Hoskins-Sanders, a Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center assistant, help students at the health booth.